Have you ever received a gift that was so unexpected and so undeserved that it literally blew your mind?
I’m not just talking about the kind of gift you get on Christmas morning that makes you jump up and down because it’s exactly what you wanted! I’m not even talking about a birthday gift that makes your heart swell four times its original size and burst your heart monitor just like the grinch!
I AM talking about a gift that is so deep, so true, and so profound that it can only be classified as a blessing from God!
Blessing is defined as: the privileged recipient of God’s favor!
Blessings from God come in all different sizes, shapes and packages! We all have them, I just don’t think we always recognize them as God’s favor to us. Much of the time, that’s because we don’t even understand what a true blessing is.
It is not a gift, in the material sense, that’s here today and gone tomorrow. It is also not a gift in the spiritual sense, that is a fruit of the spirit, to be used for God’s glory and purposes!
A blessing from God is something He gives you simply because He wants to show you how much He loves you!
You are the recipient not because you’ve earned it or deserve it, but simply because God wants to give you the blessing of His favor because He loves you!
A true blessing from God reminds us that no matter what we go through in life, we have a great big God who truly is in control and loves us more than anything else!
I am the privileged recipient of God’s favor in the greatest blessing that he has given me in the gift of my marriage!
“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”
Now I know that when the “M” word is used, marriage, it’s stirs up all kinds of emotions. Some of us have found God‘s favor and blessing in marriage, but some of us have found God‘s favor and blessings in other areas! God does not weigh or measure how much He loves us by the blessings that He gives us. He loves us all exactly the same…He loves us all so very much that He sacrificed His Son on our behalf so that we could have access and live with Him forever and ever! No greater love has ever been demonstrated! However, while we are here on earth, only for the amount of time known to God alone, I do believe that He gives blessings to all of us! The point of this Blog is to recognize what a true blessing from God is and to give Him the glory and credit for it!
While my greatest blessing from God, my marriage and my husband, are not perfect, my God is!
A blessing from God shows His favor and love toward us!
My marriage has had good times and rough times just like everyone else. But the fact that it is a blessing and a gift from God to me is undeniable!
Today, I want to thank God for blessing me with this birthday boy, I get to call my husband!
Taking the time two pause, reflect, and recognize the true blessings God has made you the recipient of, causes us to realize how so very much God truly loves us!
My husband is the greatest adventurer I know! And he takes me on life‘s greatest adventures with him! We’ve skied the highest mountains, hiked amazing trails, explored distant countries, raised children, loved grandchildren, forged treacherous waters of disappointment, betrayal, and loss. Yet everyday, through the highs and through the lows, we have woken up with the same united purpose, love God, love others and serve God until He calls us home!
This is why, on this very special day, when my husband celebrates the day he was born, I can clearly say, “thank you God for my marriage, my greatest blessing from you! I love you back!”
Happy birthday to the most incredible man I know! I am privileged, honored, and ever thankful to God for blessing me with you!
Friends, I think my grandma was right. She always used to tell me to sing this song and to remember that each and everyday God loves me and He gives me His blessings!
‘Count your blessings, name them one by one, count your many blessings see what God has done!’
Count your blessings today friend and know that you are immensely loved by God!
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